We are avid movie buffs and fell in love with this trailer for FROZEN months and months ago.
(Go watch, I'll wait!)
Based on that I will admit that we were a little to surprised that it was in fact a "princess movie" and not the loveable story of a moose and a snowman (although those loveable guys do have some great scenes). Once we took a moment to digest that (and it only took a moment), this movie is FABULOUS! It is Disney's retelling of the classic tale of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.
The Snow Queen was the very first play I ever saw. My mom took me to a local theatre and I can recount so many details from that very first exposure to the beauty of dramatic storytelling. It is something that I will always take with me from my childhood.
After taking in Frozen with my family I hope that this movie holds the same sweet place in my son's heart. Disney has really outdone themselves with the animation in this film. The variety of ways that they depict snow is truly spellbinding. The story, the characters, the singing and the animation are the best I have seen in a movie theater yet. And, while the approach to the singing in this film had me asking myself how long until this will be a Broadway musical. It was absolutely wonderful. I especially liked how the character of Anna's singing changed so gracefully as she aged in a single scene.
Treat yourself and your family this holiday season to this truly magical and mystical retelling of The Snow Queen. Go all out, get popcorn and treats and make this a family holiday experience. And, then relive the magic year after year. This is yet another Disney movie I know we'll have to own and watch forever.
Disclosure: I was provided movie tickets to facilitate this review. All opinions and snow covered magic memories are all my own.